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Sunday, 27 September 2020

Dying your own pasta or rice!

Dying your own pasta or rice with just two ingredients!

There are so many wonderful and engaging activities that can be done with coloured pasta and rice. If you've been on my Instagram account you certainly will have seen some. 

I love it because its cheap, versatile and easy to make. It can be used in a huge variety of activities from shape sorting to investigation trays. It's also a wonderful sensory experience and children love getting their hands in to explore. 

All you need is two ingredients:

  • Rice (or pasta, chick peas etc.)
  • Food colouring.
  • Spoon 
  • Food bag OR Foil tray OR easy to wash bowl.

Then, just pop your rice into a food bag or easy to clean container and drop on a few drops of food colouring. Mix to combine and leave for a few minutes to dry out. If your mixture looks particularly wet, you may need to spread it out onto some kitchen roll or foil, but usually it will dry just fine without this. My top tip is to only add a few drops at a time, combining as you go. Too much will cause a wet mixture and you'll need to leave it overnight to dry. 

You can also use paint to get a broader range of colours including neons, however be mindful that if you do it will no longer be taste safe and therefore only suitable for older children. 

Here are some of my recent rice and pasta activities: 

Drop me a comment in the comments section and let me know which one is your favourite! 

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